In Inquiry, Year 3/4D and 3/4BB we have been learning all about the topic “How Does Money Work?”.
On Monday 3/4D and 3/4BB paired up and did interviews about money. I interviewed Olivia and some of the questions and answers I got from her were: “Do you own a bank account?” and she replied with- “yes its with the commonwealth bank”. I also asked Olivia if she earned pocket money and she said that she did. Below are some photos taken during our paired interviews:
On Tuesday we tuned into our new topic “HOW DOES MONEY WORK?” We learnt what Tuning In is. First we made a definition of what we thought Tuning In was and then we looked at a poster of what Tuning In really was.
Our definition said that Tuning In was:
* The start of an inquiry unit
* it gets us excited
* It is sharing what we already know
* listening to what others know
* an introduction to the topic
* brainstorming ideas for the topic and
* thinking about what we want to learn.
The poster said that Tuning In is: getting excited about the topic and finding out what we already know.
We brainstormed questions that we had about the topic. Some of our questions that we would like to find out include:
* When did money start?
* How was money made?
* Why are their certain colours for certain notes?
* What are some of the currencies in other countries?
* Why are there different people on coins and notes?
On Thursday we got into groups of 4 and brainstormed what we can buy with money and that was including Goods and Services. After that we got a new piece of paper and split it in half. On one side we wrote all the Goods and on the other we wrote Services.
Goods are things that we buy, hold and use. Services are when you go to a place and they do something for you.
On Friday we pretended that we had unlimited money. We made a wish list of the things we wanted the most. Lots of people had mansions and apple stuff. We chose our top 3 favorites and we guessed how much money they each cost and researched it on the internet.
What do you already know about How money works?
What do you want to find out about money?
What was your favourite part of inquiry this week?
If money was no object what would you like to buy? Why?
Blog post written by Tom, Dan, Georgia and Ayva